Are there any good after-market shoe lace manufacturers out there? What are some good "hacks" for keeping shoe laces from getting cut or worn, having the tab ends fray and become impossible to pass through eyelets, etc? The laces on my new Winter boots this year have already torn, frayed and snapped after only 6 or 7 trips. It seems like most of my boots, even from the high end companies, have the type of laces that are just a flimsy sheathing hiding the underlying filaments and have a cheap plastic cover over the ends. They also have a lot of stretch so they loosen easily even if you crank them down. They seem to wear out awfully fast. Looking for a higher quality option to re-lace my boots. Appreciate any suggestions.